Diageo (two companies)
Country director: Oliver Loomes
Pre-tax profit: £6.1m Employment: 254 Pay bill: £14.1m
Capital House 3 Upper Queen Street Belfast Tel: 028 90 682021 www.diageo.com
Drinks giant Diageo owns alcohol brands including Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, Buchanan’s and Windsor whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Don Julio, Tanqueray and Guinness.
Diageo announced that its investing £16m to reduce the amount of plastics used in its beer packaging by removing the plastic ring carriers and shrink wrap from its multipacks of Guinness, Harp, Rockshore and Smithwick’s. Diageo’s bottling and packaging plant in Northern Ireland will be the first site that will be up and running with the new packs, with the business investing £8m in its facility in east Belfast.